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The VICE CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF (V.C.N.S.) was a senior appointment in the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
usually a three-star rank and had a NATO ranking code of OF-8 that existed from 1941 to 1985 and was a member of the Admiralty
Admiralty
Naval Staff .

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Vice Chiefs of the Naval Staff * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 Attribution * 6 Sources * 7 External links

HISTORY

In October 1941 the post of Vice-Chief of the Naval Staff was created when the Admiralty
Admiralty
abolished the title of Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff in line with changes that were also taking place within the army and air force. It was essentially the same role as the Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff: the post holder initially was the operational head of the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
and reported directly to the First Sea Lord .

In 1946 the office of the Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff was revived and the Vice Chief of the Naval Staff
Vice Chief of the Naval Staff
from that point reported to the Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff.

Following internal re-structuring within the Ministry of Defence the position of Vice Chief of the Naval Staff
Vice Chief of the Naval Staff
was abolished in 1985.

VICE CHIEFS OF THE NAVAL STAFF

Vice Chiefs of the Naval Staff included: Note: reports to the First Sea Lord from 1941 to 1946 then reports to the DCNS from 1947 until 1985

RANK NAME IMAGE IN OFFICE NOTES REFERENCE

Vice Admiral Sir Henry Ruthven Moore
Henry Ruthven Moore

21 October 1941–7 June 1943

Vice Admiral Sir Edward Neville Syfret

8 June 1943-October 1945

Vice Admiral Sir Rhoderick McGrigor

October 1945-October 1947

Vice Admiral Sir John Edelsten

October 1947-November 1949

Vice Admiral Sir George Creasy

November 1949-October 1951

Vice Admiral Sir Guy Grantham

October 1951-April 1954

Vice Admiral Sir William Davis

April 1954-May 1957

Vice Admiral Sir Caspar John

May 1957-February 1960

Vice Admiral Sir Walter Couchman

February- November 1960

Vice Admiral Sir Varyl Begg

January 1961-February 1963

Vice Admiral Sir John Frewen

February 1963-April 1965

Vice Admiral Sir John Bush

April 1965-August 1967

Vice Admiral Sir Peter Hill-Norton

August 1967-December 1968

Vice Admiral Sir Edward Ashmore

December 1968-January 1971

Vice Admiral Sir Terence Lewin

January 1971-October 1973

Vice Admiral Sir John Treacher

October 1973-April 1975

Vice Admiral Sir Raymond Lygo

April 1975-January 1978 Image Lygo as captain of HMS Juno 1968

Vice Admiral Sir Anthony Morton

January 1978-July 1980

Vice Admiral Sir William Staveley

July 1980-October 1982

Vice Admiral Sir Peter Stanford

October 1982-1985

Note: Post is abolished in 1985

SEE ALSO

* Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff * Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff * First Sea Lord * Second Sea Lord
Second Sea Lord
* Third Sea Lord * Fourth Sea Lord